Gachupines (1247) - USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light, slightly grassy hops. Flavor is a little hoppy but finishes clean and effervescent. Very nice lager with a little bite, makes for a pleasant session beer.
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Strong floral hop aroma with grapefruit and mango. Very light bready maltiness. Very clean! Hops dominate. Very enjoyable aroma.
~Pours a very clear light copper color with small quickly disappearing head.
~Strong hoppy flavors of grapefruit, mango, and light pine and floral.
~medium bodied, medium co2, lasting bitter hop finish.
~Not much malt to speak of here. Great way to showcase the hops. It would be interesting to have an English IPL with Marris Otter and maybe some English Caramel malts. Still enjoyed this beer and will tell my hophead friends about it.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium Amber color, tan head. Aromatic hops, Left Coast hopping with some fruit cocktail notes. Nice hoppy flavor too, resinous pine tar, bread dough, hints of orange blossom honey, good bitter follow. Quite quaffable!
Mep3222 (1226) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hop aroma. Floral. Malty flavor and a slight bitter finish. Taste is on the light side but a solid beer for Sam Adams.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Pours clear pale yellow with nice head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit. Taste is smooth with a slight bitter finish, sesion beer. Nice
AtronSeige (1221) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity. citrus, tropical fruit,
Appearance: Body: hazy dark gold. Head: Medium fizzy white. Good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high hops flavour, piney, resiny, grassy. Medium bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and resin.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Highly enjoyable. A complete surprise on flavour; powerful and bitter, very good.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme!
23. Specialty Beer
14C. Imperial IPA
10A. American Pale Ale
UncleKorm (1219) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a white frothy lingering head and some sticky lacing. Decent hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Bold citrus and pine hop taste and light on the lager. Light bodied and soft carbonation.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seems to be the new cool thing in brewing now, a lager that is supposed to taste like an IPA. My question naturally is, "why not just have an IPA". Not liking it too much.
ccex (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear bronze/amber color with bubbles rising in the center toward a tw0-finger off-white head that lasts. Aroma is just as good as the appearance and as expected from an IPA: piney, grapefruit, lemon and some caramel. Body is light to medium with very lively carbonation. Taste is bitter with some sweetness in the middle. Seems like more than 5% ABV to me. Despite the hype on the bottle, this one exceeded my expectations: drinks like a lager but with the flavor of an IPA.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a wonderful hop note to it, very grapefruit and citrus notes to the hops. Appearance is a clear golden with a medium to low head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got some nice hops in there, but this is clean an crisp but just with more hops. Palate has got medium to low carbonation with a aftertaste of the hop note. Overall, Decent nothing to write home about but a decent hoppy brew. Cheers!